Easter is coming and so is spring! The fuzzy little lamb is symbolic of both, so why not sit down with your kids and put some of these fun little guys together. This is an easy kid’s craft for Easter, perfect even for preschoolers. A full demonstration is available on video too!
I’m new to videos, but really hope to do a lot more. I hope you don’t mind my dog barking at the end and the fact that I misplaced one of the supplies and had to steal it from the finished lamb. Ha ha! next time I make a video, I will close my dogs in the basement. ;) The supply list is below as is the printable pattern for the lamb’s head and ears. Hope you have fun!
Here’s the video, the step by step written instructions are below. :)
Cardboard Tube Lamb
click here for pattern for lamb head and ears
- ½ cardboard toilet tube
- 5-6 cotton balls
- 2 black chenille stems
- black felt
- 2 small wiggle eyes
- medium black pom-pom
- white craft glue
- hot glue gun or instant grab glue
- pattern for lamb head and ears
- Using the pattern, cut out the head and ears from black felt. Glue the ears to the back of the head and glue eyes to the front. Set head aside.
- Roll a cotton ball briefly in your hand, then cut into 3 pieces. Cut the 3 pieces into halves or thirds. Repeat for all cotton balls. Set aside.
- Cover the cardboard tube with white craft glue. Place the pieces of cotton onto the glue until cardboard tube is completely covered.
- Glue the head to the "front" of your cardboard tube. Glue the black pom-pom to the back for the tail.
- Cut the two black chenille stems in half. Wrap the chenille around a small paintbrush or pencil to coil it. Slide the coiled chenille off and repeat for the other three to create the legs.
- Use instant grab glue or hot glue to attach the legs inside the bottom of the cardboard tube.
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